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Flush Bracket OSBM 2001: Thame, St. Mary's Church   

Flush Bracket on N.E. angle of St. Mary's Church, Thame [2GL]; St. Marys Church, Thame, NE buttress, E face (ODN 67.8198m, Levelled 1962).

Grid reference: SP 7040 0631.
Landranger 165: Aylesbury & Leighton Buzzard, Thame & Berkhamstead.
Explorer 180: Oxford.
Structure: Church / Chapel.
Waypoint: FB2001.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2000 Thamemead Farm 804.11m to the north.
1986 Thame, #31 Upper High Street 830.96m to the southeast.
2006 Thame, Thame Park Road Bridge 1.37km to the southeast.
2007 Bow Bridge, Greys Mead 1.79km to the south.
1999 Long Crendon, Star Inn 2.57km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wallingford, 19.78km to the southwest.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This flush bracket was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 222.5360 feet [67.8290 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Great Linford to Wallingford levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on N.E. angle of St. Mary's Church, Thame.

Logged Visits
Visited on 15th July 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: SP 70414 06317. Condition: Good.
A Grade I listed building; early 13thC origins. FB well documented from previous logs. Photos at:

Visited on 15th September 2010 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Good.
A dandelion has taken up residence in the channel in front of the FB which remains in good condition. A view of the church is at

Visited on 8th May 2010 by ChrisC. Condition: Good.
Nice church (St Mary the Virgin) with central tower, next to a cricket pitch.Recessed as previously noted.
for FB see
for church see

Visited on 5th October 2009 by AndyG. Condition: Good.
Found at the second circuit after going back to the car for my notes.
Ground level in a recess in the pavement.
I had to clear some ivy to get a good view.

Visited on 18th May 2007 by dal. Condition: Good.

Visited on 26th March 2007 by Calico. Condition: Good.
No change.

Visited on 6th February 2007 by Geoboy53. Grid reference: SP 7040 0631. Condition: Good.

Visited on 7th October 2006 by lackofluke. Condition: Good.
Easily missed.

Visited on 19th September 2004 by jochta. Condition: Good.
Very low down and the concrete skirt around the church seems to have had a slot left deliberately so it didn't cover the FB.

Visited on 16th September 2004 by RHW. Grid reference: SP 704 063. Condition: Good.
Thame: St. Mary's Church. NE cnr, E elev, on buttress. v low down, bottom edge of FB buried but nums visible
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